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“A few negatives,” 3 of 5 stars
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The Grant Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   753 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #127 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A few negatives,”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose you need to judge the overall hotel based upon the cost to stay. The location is quite good, a few shops up is a laundromat, across the road is the Alamo and national car hire, close to tram stop and a good breakfast eatery on next corner towards China town. Not far from China town, down a few blocks to union square. Rooms have high ceilings with fan and newish toilet bathroom. The downsides, bed as hard as the floor, very old cheap bed, bed linen feels as though it needs a wash,( not to say it has not been, but feels like it), no airconditioning in room just ceiling fan so would get pretty warm on hot days, muffin, cakes for breakfast, you pay for coffee from machine, no ironing board nor iron, need to request and ironing board is about two feet long, no hairdryer, need to request. No tissues in bathroom but soft toilet paper. As I said you need to consider price versus what you either do not get and need to request.

Room Tip: Off the Main Street.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

An exceptional location in the Union Square neighborhood, this hotel is clean and decent place to stay with a convenient walk to main attractions. The rooms have the historic city charm at a reasonable cost. They subsidize the garage parking across the street which is also a plus.

Stayed November 2014, traveled solo
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was my second stay at the Grant and downtown SF seemed to have even more homeless people than on the last visit in 2011. The Grant is well located, close to Market Street although the last block between Sutter and Bush streets is a steep climb on Powell. The rooms are small but clean, basic amenities and a functional breakfast. No in-room coffee maker/ fridge etc. The check-in and out was quick and they happily received a letter for me before I arrived and kept the luggage, secured, for a few hours after I checked out. Overall, no complaints. It is functional and inexpensive. Reasonably far from the Tenderloin district and there did not seem any security concerns.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back do not face a brick wall.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited this hotel for a two night break in San Fransisco. It's location was a two minute walk from China Town which is fantastic for food and tourist shopping. The hotel is basic but very clean and comfortable. Many other hotels in San Fransisco have shared bathrooms so we specifically chose The Grant so we could have our own toilet and shower. I was impressed with how clean the facilities were. A continental breakfast was included in the price and the muffins and pastries were fresh and plentiful. I would recommend it for a short City break.

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent location for this cheap hotel. The basics were present: bed, bathroom, spacious room ( we even had a crib in and didnt feel crammed in at all).
We had a large window overlooking a brick wall but that didnt really bother us.
This is perfect for a good night sleep!

Breakfast is very frugal.

I will def stay here again and I am already recommending this place to my friends!!

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Siliguri, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The grant hotel it seems is run by Asian families.Don't have much for breakfast , good though.Internet is dedicated,Would visit again with family , was alone this time.Being in the mid of SFO its usually booked so make sure you book early...

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We travelled by underground train to central SF from the Airport and walked from the nearest station to The Grant. Big mistake after a tiring Trans-Atlantic flight! By the time the foyer was reached we were plumb tuckered out! (steep streets, but not a huge distance). Our check in went very smoothly and We were ushered to our room. It was large with one window and a wonderful view of a ---brick wall! All amenities were old but in good condition, the bed very,very comfortable and a high degree of cleanliness apparent. So very central with Lori's Diner just down the hill.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: No air cond. noise and no corner suites.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 753 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Grant Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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